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An aerial view of the centre of Shrivenham. Photo by Neil B. Maw
A page from the original census of 1841

Shrivenham Census for 1841

This listing is to give access to the official government census of 1841. On this first official census the enumerators were asked to visit every City, Town and Village and even the smallest farm and hamlets of the UK. For the most part they were succesful in including the names of everyone living in those places. The census forms were examined by household to include the full name of every man, woman and child. However, being hand-written, some of the entries are difficult to read, so some of the names entrered here on this transcription may be incorrect. But we have attempted to give our best guess at what has been written. Where possible we have also added the odd fact that is known about a person. With regard to Beckett Park, we have listed the farms within the park as A, B and C. We are fairly certain that William Wilson occupied Homeleaze Farm (now demolished).

For the researcher it would be advisable to first check the simple list of names in alphabetical order. This will provide the basic details and the page number on which they were listed. You can look at that by going HERE

We have then provided a transcription of each page that can be read by going HERE

We have also provided a copy of the original documents courtesy of Shrivenham Parish Council, by going HERE

Alternatively, researchers may view a hard copy at the Heritage Centre.



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